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Hammer and Rails: Purdue (5-6, 4-4) at Indiana (5-6, 2-6) Game Center
For the second straight season Purdue and Indiana will face off with high stakes. The winner will claim the Old Oaken Bucket and a bowl bid while the loser will stay home for the bowl season. This comes after both have had hot stretches this year. Indiana started the season 4-1, but has since lost five of its last six games. Purdue had its 0-3 star, but won five out of six before dropping its last two.
There is some good new, however. In 2002, 2011, 2012, and 2017 Purdue needed to win the Bucket in order to reach a bowl game.
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Bleacher Report: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans Odds, College Football Betting Pick
Notre Dame owns the edge in the recent rivalry with USC, winning five of the last eight meetings outright, including a blowout last season in South Bend, and going 6-3 against the spread over the last nine encounters. In the 90th edition of one of the great rivalries in college football the Irish tangle with the Trojans on Saturday night at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
College football point spread: The Fighting Irish opened as eight-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)
College football betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 41.
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Kansas City Star: Missouri Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks: Kickoff time, TV, five things to know
After a blowout win at Tennessee, Missouri returns home for the annual Battle Line Rivalry game against Arkansas with a great shot at getting to eight wins for the first time since 2014. Drew Lock, Paul Adams, Terry Beckner and others will play their last home game on Faurot Field and will look to take home a rock from the M, should Missouri win.The details
Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Memorial Stadium, Columbia
Radio: KMBZ (98.1 FM)
The line: Missouri by 21Don't have a KC Star subscription?
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Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Actual stakes make for rare intrigue in Syracuse vs. Boston College rivalry
The ACC loves to force things, but we'll give them credit where it's due: pairing the Syracuse Orange and Boston College Eagles up on football field was not its worst idea.
Unlike the silly Atlantic/Coastal setup, forcing us to play Pitt in football each year, or forcing home-and-homes against the Eagles in hoops, SU and BC facing off on Thanksgiving weekend every year seemed like a smart idea. Syracuse football hasn't had a true RIVAL in football in many years, and Boston College is the closet thing we have to that in the ACC.
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Deseret News: Cougar Insiders: The greatest games in BYU-Utah football history ... from BYU's perspective
Ravell Call, Deseret News
From last-second touchdown passes in the end zone, to missed field goals with the game in the balance, to sending legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards out in style, Cougar Insiders Jeff Call, Dick Harmon and Brandon Gurney debate their picks as the best five games in BYU-Utah rivalry history. After they weigh in, see if you agree with their choices -- from a BYU perspective -- in the history of the rivalry, which writes a new chapter Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
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Vanquish the Foe: BYU opens as double-digit underdog to Utah
After clinching bowl eligibility in Saturday night's win over New Mexico, BYU now heads to Salt Lake City as nearly two-touchdown underdogs.
Vegas released the line for the Holy War and BYU opened as a 13.5-point underdog versus Utah.
The Utes are coming off a win at Colorado and have already clinched a spot in the Pac 12 title game versus either Washington or Washington State. They've played their last two games with backup QB Jason Shelley and backup running back Armand Shyne, but their offense hasn't seen much of a drop off in either win.
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Official Site of ODU: Old Dominion Routs VMI, 77-14, in Foreman Finale
NORFOLK, Va. -- In the final game at Foreman Field, Old Dominion dominated VMI, 77-14, setting a new program record for points, on Saturday afternoon at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
Old Dominion (4-7) led 49-0 at the half and outgained VMI (1-10) in total yards, 509-288. The Monarchs also tied a program record with seven rushing touchdowns, including three from Matt Geiger and two from both Jeremy Cox, the Oyster Bowl MVP, and Kesean Strong.
Justin Noye had a 37-yard interception return touchdown and Isaiah Harper had a 74-yard punt return TD.
The 77 points also tied a Conference USA record and is tied for the second-highest total by an FBS team this season.
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ESPN.com: No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK -- Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to stay on target for a trip to the College Football Playoff.
The Fighting Irish held out Book from last week's home game against Florida State with a rib injury, and he wasn't missed as Notre Dame (11-0, No. 3 CFP) rolled with Brandon Wimbush at quarterback.
Notre Dame clearly wanted to be cautious with Book ahead of its trip to the Bronx to face high-scoring Syracuse (8-3, No.
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The Independent Florida Alligator: Franks, Jones shine as Florida trounces Idaho in final home game
Idaho was ready for a screen pass. It might not have been ready for what happened next.
Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks received the snap and faked the handoff to the running back.
Tight end Kyle Pitts ran a simple slant route at the same time and cut in front of his defender. That defender ignored Pitts and ran toward receiver Kadarius Toney, thinking he would make the stop on the screen.
He should've stayed with his man.
Franks hit Pitts square in the numbers and watched his teammate run the ball 52 yards to the end zone to put the Gators ahead 21-0.
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Hammer and Rails: Wisconsin 47, Purdue 44 3OT: We Blew It
Everything tonight turned on one play. With 9:14 left Purdue led 31-17 and Brennan Thieneman intercepted a tipped pass on 3rd and 9, returning it to the Wisconsin 32 yard line. That should have ended the game. Purdue would have worked some clock and likely kicked a field goal to make it a three-possession game with about 6 minutes left.
Then an orange flag fluttered to the turf. Navon Mosley was whistled for a very, very, very soft pass interference. I say soft because we saw our own receiver get tackled with the ball in the air way back in the season opener and the play wasn't called, resulting in an interception.
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